26th FEB. topic prepare

plan

  1. part one 11:20 to 11:33  11:45-12:15 / 14:51-15:16/ 15:26-

motto:

Make a difference every day. Although i know you are tough and are struggled with your mind, different ideas. You have to go upperwards.


Part one preparation

The questions in Part 1 are on general topics about your life. Your answers are from your life and experience. There is no right or wrong answer.

About you;;Study ;;Work ;;Your town;; Free time;; Holidays;; Places to go in your free time;; Transport;; Shopping;; Your neighbourhood;; Reading;; Sports and games;


About you

What is your (full) name?

My name is Dai Wenjing. This is my Chinese name, but I’ve got an English name, you can call me Abigail.

Can I have your name please?
Could you tell me your full name please?
What shall I call you?
How can I address you?
Does your name have any special meaning?

In Chinese,  Wenjing usually used to describe/depict/represent/ a girl who is gentle and adorable, that’s why my parents gave me that name. They wish me to be an understanding person.

As for my English name, Abigail  comes from the Bible. She was the third wife of the king David. The meaning of Abigail is God is joy.

Is your name important to you?

To be honest/ frank, I don’t think so. A name is just a signal, it identifies who you are,   but actually it has no point to your character, your mind, what ever. Just like you call a dog named Trump. To that dog, the name Trump has no meaning at all. he won’t think he is the president of America.

Do Korean[kə’rɪən] people like changing their name? Why?

Have you ever changed your name? Why or why not?

I have never changed my name. AS i don’t think my name has too much meaning or bother to me, so it’s just fine and i won’t change my name.

Why do so many people change their name?

Quora answer .  People may change their name for different reasons. one motivation is that they want to make their name easier to remember or write. Just like  some pupils, they may not know how to spell their name due to it’s too complicated for them. Some may change their name due to their names are awkward for other reasons, ie: they have ‘embarrassing linguistic connotations‘. Then there are those who hate their parents and will change their name in a final effort to completely break ties and all association with them.

Do you work or study?/Do you work or are you a student?/Do you like your job / course? Why / why not?

Example answers:

  1. Before I came to England I was working as an accountant, but at the moment I’m studying English because I hope to do a Master’s here.
  2. Yes, I really like my job because it’s interesting and I work with a great team of people. OR: Yes, I enjoy studying English, but my real aim is to do a Master’s and then find a job in an international company.

Yeah, I’m a graduate in Tianjin University and i major in computer science and also I’m studying English because I hope to go aboard for further education- Phd degree.

Note:
Don’t ask the examiner: “Do you mean in my country or here in England?” – it doesn’t matter. Don’t worry if you have a job and study at the same time – you can mention both.


Study

What are you studying?/ What’s your major?

Q> What’s your major?或 What do you major in?
你的专业是什么?
A> My major is Psychology 或 I major in Psychology

My major is computer science, like most of other. It is a profession fulled of vitality.

Why did you choose that subject?
What is your favorite subject?

Actually, I don’t really know what i want and what my interests are. I done my choise in 18. in that time I picked the computer science just for curiosity but I actually don’t know what this profession is and what i’m going to learn. it’s a kind of random choise.

What do you find most interesting about your course?

It must be dancing class. some kind of Urban Dance. It’s so exciting and so attractive that when i listen to music, i just want to move my body with beats.

What do you dislike about your study?

It must be politics. It’s tiresome and have so much things to remember. Especially in the final exam, it’s so torture me, I have to remember a whole textbook. Fortunately, i have went through all of this.

What do you hope to do after your graduation?

I’ll go aboard for further education after my graduation. But The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

What are your ambitions for the future?

me: It must be personal freedom. I dream to have social, economic, and cultural freedom in future.the reason is that without freedom nothing else matters. I want to have my own house, no matter I’m single or not. I hope i’ll reach high level cognitive stage that I can control my life, and follow my heart.

Quora answer: The simple answer is Personal freedom. The reason is that without freedom nothing else matters. To clarify that , I define freedom as the social, economic and cultural freedom to do as one pleases as long as it doesn’t harm others. This is simply defined as the ability to say “no” without having to be concerned with the consequences.

Ex 1. When you own your own business you can wear whatever you want instead of having to conform to “company policy “. This may sound like a small thing until you realize that this determines what type of clothes you buy. No one can decide for you when to wake up or go to bed. You are free.

Ex 2. Owning your own home ( outright ) frees you from the slavery of a mortgage or rent. This greatly reduces you stress levels since most of what we earn goes toward rent. This is a freedom for which there’s no substitute. When you Boss demands that you work overtime you can say “no” without worrying about the consequences.

Ex 3. Cultural freedom means that you are not limited by an accident of birth. This means that your race or culture of origin does not determine what you eat, what music you listen to or what type of food you you eat. You decide for yourself. I practice Hindu spirituality, cook Hunan and Sechuan style food and listen to Classical music. I love all of these things although none were part of the culture I grew up in.

Personal freedom has been my goal for some time now and always will be. I’ve known too many “rich” slaves.

Do you hope to gain any qualifications?

??? Yes, i want to get my Master’s and PhD degree.

dut to I am a student, the qualifications that I have got only include some rewards about my study, such as merit student, CET 4 and 6.

What are the advantages of studying instead of working?

me: In my point of view, The biggest advantage it’s that in school you are so freedom. you can do other things, you can have many friends and you have a lot of free time. In addition, the relationship is purer than in company. When you get into work, you may see some dark side, it’s not as pure as in school.

Others answer:  In my point of view, if you are a good student than a good worker. so, I can say education is very important , cause of this we can show innate abilities . But in work these abilities are hide .


Work
Can you describe your job to me?
What do you do for a living?
How long have you been doing it?
Can you describe one of your typical working days?
What’s your daily routine on a working day?
Why did you choose to do that job?
What things do you enjoy about your work? Why?
What do you think is the attraction of your work?
What is your ideal job?
Do you want to change your current job? Why or why not?
Are you willing to keep your job permanently?
What are your plans for the future?


Your town
Can you describe your town or village to me?
Tell me something about your hometown.
Where are you from?
Where is your hometown?
Where do you come from?
What is the name of the street you live on?
What kind of street do you live on?
What do you like about your town?
What is the weather like in your town?
What building is considered famous in your town?
What jobs do people in your town do?
How has your town changed over the last twenty years?
What changes have taken place in your city in recent years?
Do you think it is better to live in the center of town or outside in the country? Why?


Free time
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
How much time do you have each week for doing these things?
Why do you like doing these activities?
How did you start doing this activity at first?
Is there some other hobby or sport you would like to try? Why?
How has the way people spend their free time changed over the years?
Holidays
What do you do when you have a holiday?
Who do you usually spend holiday with?
Where do you like to spend your holidays? Why?
Can you describe a typical day in your holidays?
Why are holidays and important to you?
If you could take a holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
What do people usually do during holidays and in your town?
Places to go in your free time
What do people do in your town in their free time?
Where can they go out for entertainment, or to enjoy themselves?
Which do you prefer: eating in restaurants or eating at home?
Which are the best places to eat out?


Transport
How did you come here today?
What is public transport like in your town?
How do you think it could be improved?
Do you think people should use public transport more? Why (not)?


Shopping
How much time do you spend shopping every week?
Do you enjoy going shopping? Why (not)?
What is your favourite shop and why do you like it?
What problems are there with shopping in your area?


Your neighbourhood
Can you describe the house where you live to me?
What is there to do in the area where you live?
What do you like about the area where you live?
How do you think it could be improved?
Do you think it is better to live in the centre of town or outside in the country? Why?


Reading
Do you enjoy reading? Why?
What sort of things do you read?
Tell me something about your favourite book.
What are the advantages of reading instead of watching television or going to the cinema?


Sports and games
What sports are most popular in your country?
What sports and games did you most enjoy playing
when you were a child?
Do people take as much exercise as in the past?
Why is exercise good for you?


new words

prank videos; cultivate;  elaborate plans; get rid of these excuse will change your life; drastically;contagious; Productive people; morals;momentum ; Heroin ;  ditch/ dump/quit;

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